Item description for Making Heart-Bread: by Matthew Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn & Dennis Linn...
Overview While baking bread, a grandmother shows her granddaughter how to make heart-bread, which entails remembering happy thoughts about good times at the end of the day.
Publishers Description Since bestselling authors the Linns began teaching the examen process to families--"asking ourselves, For what moment today am I most grateful? For what moment today am I least grateful?, many parents have returned to tell them how it enabled their children to discern, what they really wanted in life rather than be manipulated by peer pressures to look for happiness in possessions, drugs, etc. These children, for whom reflecting on their daily experience has become a habit through the examen, have grown up to be centered and self-confident leaders who are able to help create a world filled with life. They have also maintained close ties with their parents, perhaps in part because the examen builds a climate of trust and intimacy in which the most significant events of the day are shared. This new book by the Linns offers adults a way which they could share the experience of the examen process with their children and grandchildren. We hope this children's book based on a true story of what healed traumatized orphans during World Wax II, will help children everywhere to heal their hurts and create a nonviolent world where we can all give and receive life and love. Includes a section for parents and other caregivers at the end to help guide them in supporting their children.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.8" Width: 10.1" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809167271 ISBN13 9780809167272
Availability 0 units.
More About Matthew Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn & Dennis Linn
Dennis, Sheila, and Matt Linn have given retreats and seminars on processes for healing in over fifty countries and in many universities and hospitals, including a course to doctors accredited by the American Medical Association, Dennis and Matt are co-authors of twenty-one books, the last sixteen co-authored with Sheila. These books have sold over a million copies in English and have been translated into more than twenty different languages.
Reviews - What do customers think about Making Heart-bread?
Food for the Soul May 7, 2007
Making Heart Bread is an excellent tool for children and adults to get in contact with feelings as they explore what was good about their day and what was not so good. Always cherishing the Heart Bread that was made each day.
Especially recommended for children in families who have undergone recent changes. Feb 4, 2007
Making Heart-Bread is more than a picturebook - it teaches young readers how to take in emotional and spiritual nourishment from grateful memories of the day, and how to trust in the love of one's family and caretakers. Told from the point of view of a young girl who learns to make both tummy-bread and heart-bread from her beloved grandmother, Making Heart-Bread recounts the grandmother's childhood, when a terrible war left her on her own, until kind people took her in and cared for her. "No matter how often the grown-ups tried to tell us that we were safe now, nothing seemed to help. When we ate our bread at supper, we were afraid each bite might be the last food we would ever have. One day, one of the grown-ups had an idea. He saved some bread from supper. At bedtime, he gave each of us a piece to hold. Holding our bread next to our hearts, we could finally sleep in peace. All through the night, the bread reminded us, 'Today I ate and I will eat again tomorrow.'" Making Heart-Bread is not specifically a religious book; the simple techniques that it offers to reassure oneself that "Today I was loved and I will be loved again tomorrow" are a wonderful blessing to children of all backgrounds, and especially recommended for children in families who have undergone recent changes.
A Wonderful Spiritual Story Dec 9, 2006
Making Heart Bread (Paulist Press, September 2006, hardcover, 32 pages) by Matthew Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn and Dennis Linn is not just your typical picture book.
The themes of love, security and nourishment go beyond the simple story shared in the pages you read your child. In the book, a grandmother and her granddaughter share the experience of making two kinds of bread: tummy bread and heart bread. In making tummy bread, they share together the fun of baking and providing physical nourishment. Grandma then recounts to her grandchild the origins of making "heart bread", something she learned as a refugee child in war.
Without giving away the story, I want to share that "making heart bread" involves sharing with your child a time of quiet prayer and reflection at the end of each day, based on the Ignatian spiritual process called "the examen".
Making heart bread encourages you and your child to look back at the best and most challenging aspects of each day. This wonderful picture book, featuring delightful illustrations by Francisco Miranda, reminds us that a time of daily reflection with our children is both essential and blessed.